Title

A Testbed Vehicle for Autonomous or Semi-autonomous Control

Abstract

Using an on-board computer and multiple sensory components, a normally remote-operated vehicle can be configured to operate autonomously. To be autonomous, the vehicle must either be aware of its position relative to some stationary point or be able to monitor its surroundings to make necessary course corrections. The vehicle must adjust its speed and direction as needed to successfully avoid obstacles. Additionally, a vehicle with a towed-load must be attentive to the position and direction of the load relative to the driving unit.

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Autonomous Operation; Multiple Sensory Components; On-Board Computer; Remote-Operated Vehicle

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2002 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), All rights reserved.


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